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Monday, Monday– or links to a bunch of other people’s excellent gift guides

one kings lane gift wrap

I have not gotten it together to actually start wrapping gifts yet, so this lovely package comes courtesy of One Kings Lane. Check the bottom of this post for the link to learn how to make these beautiful ribbon-flowers…

We’ve all basically got one more week to get it together and buy everything for our loved ones before school gets out and all bets are essentially off. Unless you want to take your kids with you into midtown on a desperate search for something your father-in-law might like… but that would be utter madness.

I will, I promise, continue to flood you with my own gift guides for at least the rest of the week, but I thought I’d start things off with the traditional Monday links post, this time pointing you towards the lists from a few of my favorite shopping gurus. Enjoy…

Joanna Goddard’s A Cup of Jo Holiday gift guides might just be the gold standard in thoughtful, quirky, out-of-left-field-and-yet-right-on-target ideas for holiday shopping. Each year she breaks it down into specific lists for specific people and just about everything she puts up would make an amazing gift. (Her 2013 guide is worth checking out as well!)

Kim France (fearless leader of Girls of a Certain Age) is a total grown up, with a sense of humor and impeccable (but not overwrought) taste to boot. So who better to turn to when looking for a luxurious gift for that special someone this season?

Coos and Ahhs is probably my favorite site for little kids– My daughter has largely outgrown it’s content, but I still have friends and family with younger kids, so I always check out what they have to share.

This might surprise you, but Esquire has always done me right when it comes to serving up gift ideas for the discerning man.

God bless The Cut for posting (just a few minutes ago) a list of 50 chic, last minute gifts all under $50. Because it’s about to be the last minute, so we may as well stop fighting and go with the flow.

Shopping for someone who is always on the road? Refinery29 hooks us up with a list of items that are perfect for the stylish traveler.

Leave it to Grace Bonney of Design Sponge to come up with a brilliant list of gifts that don’t involve buying anything. More of this spirit for 2015, please!

ps: Check out this video on One Kings Lane to learn how to create a ribbon rosette like the one in the photo above!

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  1. joanna goddard

    thank you so much, brooke!!! really flattered, this made my day ;)

  2. Brooke Williams Admin

    Awww… Joanna… you really do have the best ideas for gifts. I refer back to your holiday gift guides all year long!! xox